Topic: Coronavirus

Recession and civil unrest are GCs’ biggest fears amid covid-19 threat

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A survey conducted by Latin Lawyer’s sister publication LACCA reveals the majority of Latin American general counsel (GC) polled are most concerned about the threat of economic instability and civil unrest to come as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. By working with clients to make certain changes to business and legal strategy, lawyers can muster up the resilience that has historically characterised the region.

05 June 2020

Jaime Fernández Madero: how will covid-19 change law firms?

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Even after the spread of covid-19 has peaked, it is likely the world will be a very different place to what it once was. In the legal industry, the pandemic has led to changes in how law firms serve their clients that may well endure beyond the crisis. Some of these changes were in the air before covid-19, but now they seem more necessary than ever, finds Jaime Fernández Madero of Fernández Madero Consulting.

26 May 2020

Brazilian court authorises face mask re-sterilisation

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Brazil’s Felsberg Advogados has helped local medical sterilisation company Bioxxi obtain a court order authorising companies like itself to safely sterilise personal protective equipment (PPE) over the course of the covid-19 pandemic for reuse by medical professionals.

04 May 2020

Latin American airlines are down, but not out

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In the decade ahead of the 2017 Centre for Aviation (CAPA) summit in Colombia, Latin American airlines had tripled their flight seats on offer and the region was comfortably the world’s fastest growing for online reservations. At the summit, experts expressed optimism for the region’s aviation sector – but three years and a pandemic later, global airline revenues are forecast to lose a whopping US$315 billion.

29 April 2020

Ecuador teeters on the edge amid public health crisis

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Ecuador is one of covid-19’s worst-hit countries in Latin America. Before the pandemic, it was already expecting a difficult 2020, but the coronavirus has further worsened that forecast and a foreign debt crisis is now looming large.

28 April 2020

What covid-19 means for Latin American arbitration

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Covid-19 is creating challenges and uncertainty for international arbitration practitioners across Latin America, but it is also generating opportunities, says Aníbal Sabater, a partner at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.

23 April 2020

Covid-19 grounds Latin America’s tourism sector

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During what is usually high season for the industry, Latin Lawyer speaks to external counsel advising companies in Latin America’s tourism and hospitality sector, which has been hit hard by the covid-19 pandemic.

22 April 2020

Coronavirus reveals shortcomings in Peru’s prosecutorial system

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Peruvian lawyers hope prosecutors will be able to conduct investigations more efficiently after being forced to work remotely amid the coronavirus pandemic.

22 April 2020

Covid19Tracker: El Salvador’s new app fighting the pandemic

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Latin Lawyer speaks to Carlos Miguel Rivas, a lawyer and tech start-up co-founder whose new app is helping to track and contain the covid-19 epidemic in El Salvador.

21 April 2020

BMA behind Brazil’s first ventilator acquisition to face up to pandemic

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Brazilian ventilator producer Magnamed has hired BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão to sign a contract with the government to provide 6,500 ventilators to help prevent the health public system from collapsing amid the ongoing surge in the number of patients depending on the equipment.

16 April 2020

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